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DREADNOUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
' '? ~- . , DREADNOUGHT.. ? .Dreadnought, tho winiidr of.th'e'V.R.O. Derby, is' a rather plain looking chestnut colt by Chester out' of .Trafalgar. On his siro's side ho cdmbines tho famous ;Sir He'rottles and Stock well blood, whilst ? hit) grandsiro ..on the dam's 'sido'^was-Ta ^son of' Stoekwelf and :-Blink- -Bonny,' and'Miis-- grand dam a full sister to the ..famous Musket The Dorby race 'last Saturday was the occasion o£ his sixth public appearance. His first effort on a racecourse was 'in tho Nursery Handicap, at tho last V.R.C. Autumn Meeting, when, ho was left at tho post, .but making a wonderful- run in the straight lie was placed- third, 'behind Riohelieu and Chintz. He next started- for the Maiden Stakos at the A.^.'C.^Autumn'.'Mooting, whioh he won in a canter; afler wnioli he rotired into winter quarters. His-firat appearance us a 3-year .old was in the A.M.O.- Epsom Handi cap, when he was defeated - by Novice, '? but walked in for- the 'Wycombe Stakes' tho samo meeting...
THE V.R.C. SPRING MEETING. - A SWEEP ON THE CUP. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
THE /v.R.O. SPRING MEETING.— A I SWEEP ON THE CUP. Tho great Viotorian racing carnival is per haps one of the most remarkable events of its kind in either the' old world or tho new. In ferior in point of numbors to its greatest rival, the Epsom Derby, it is superior |to it if we - look into the conditions under whioh each of ?'' them are hold. It is -estimated that -500,000 people visit tho course i that /has 'soonv tho ' ? triumphs of Bend ''Or, Ormonde or Donovan; but then this immense ' attendance is drawn ''from a country that has a population of ?37,000,000, and this is without counting the throng of visitors that cross over from tho. continent and tho United Statoa, Qn the other hand, the population of 'Australia is about 3,500,000, and yet out of this number over 100,000 go to see tho great inter colonial handicap. All sorts and condition of men aro there — rich and poor, high and low, the squatter and the shepherd, tho merohant and the office boy, all inoet at the great rall...
AMERICAN ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
: ' : ' AMERICAN ITEMS. ' ' 0 [FltOM OUlt COKHKSl'ONDKNTS.] Boston. — The intorost folt last-year in the Symphony Concerts appeared to. have reached: tho highest point, but tho forthcoming season scorns likely to attract even a larger amount of public attention. A new conduotor has been scoured, Herr Arthur Nikisch, who has been the conduotor of the Stadt Theatre at Leipsio since 1881. Horr Nikisch is said to be particularly successful in his treatmont of Wagner's works, and is highly esteemed by ;tho inombers of 'the orchestra he has conducted. The first of '24 Saturday evening performances will be given on 12th October, and tho publio will also be ad mitted to the rehearsals taking -place each Friday afternoon. - Offenbach's coinio opera, Tho Brigands, -commenced a; successful season at tho ? Hallis-str'eet .'Theatre on .16th Sop ?. tomber, porformed by a company from Now York, with Miss Lilian Russell as priina donna. Mossrs. Abbey, Sohooff ol, and Gran have mado ..?'uovoral impo...
EUROPEAN ITEMS. LONDON, 22nd September. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
1 EUROPEAN ITEMSJ K \ [Froh Our CoiiREsroNnBNT.] LONDON, 22nd September. Tho promenndo concerts taking place both at Covont Garden and Her Majesty's are being well patronised, nnd eaoh house has special attrac tions, of its own. At Coveut Garden, whero Signor Arditi is conductor, a classical programmo is presented ono evening in each week, and at tlioso a now French pianist, Madame Roger Niolns, has apponred in Beethovon's ; E flat and Mondolssohn's G minor concertos, showing muoh ability in both. Classical musio is 'also given a prominent place even in the miscellaneous pro grammes, and is received with evident appro biaiiblii*by*hVaudi6n^^^ would 'hardly have oared for serious musio at all. I' At Her Majesty's Theatre various dbvioos h.avo ?IV : y ?' ? ? ??-.?? boon, ado] ) ted to render the programmes attrac tive, among thorn being the adoption of the 'plibiacite, wliiqh^Fesulted in the i selections, of Beethoven's ^Pd8tordit%£iyni]-libnyj' Rossini's Guillaumo Tell overture, and'...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
NEW ZEALAND, j '$ ', [From Ouk ConnKai'ONDKNT. I Dunkdin. — All ?musical enterprisers subordi nated to the .forthcoming exhibition', . of which musical entertainments are to form an integral part, in emulation of the Melbourne Exhibition. Although the colony has not been able to sub sidise the services of Mr. Cowen oil any other musician of equal reputation as conductor, it is hoped that the result of the musical eutertnin- ' ment will be found satisfactory. An orchestra of respectable proportions lias been' assembled, together with a chorus consisting of the majority of the amateurs of Duriediu, under the con duotorship of Mr. Arthur! Towseyi and it may be presumed that good performances of standard works will' bo^ given, with tho snmo educational result as has attended their production in Mol bourne. ' .? . .v ?? /' ..'''- | ;i ,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
MUSICAL DIRE0T0BY. MRS. E.H.. PALMER, DARJBELTNG, Stanhope-street, Malvern, And . ' Messrs. ALLAN and Co., Collins-street. City. MR. JULIUS SIEDB, PROFESSOR OP MUSIC. Town Address— W. H. GIiEN and Co. Private Address— Burnley-street, Richmond. HERR FLOCK (Pupil of Dr. Volkmar), TEACHER OF PIANO AND VIOLIN. Town Address— Messrs. AV. H. GLEN and Co. Private Address— 24 Tho Avenue, Windsor. MR. MAX KLEIN, PROFESSOR OF THE VIOLIN. Accompaniment Lessons. 2 Loch-buildings, Collins-place E. MADAME CARLOTTA TASCA, 125 victobia parade, east melbournk. mr. julius herz, professor of music and singing, Conductor of the Metropolitan Liedertafel. Organkt of St. George's, East St. Kilda. Pupils received at Allan and Co.'s and at Orrong road, Caulfleld, near the Klsternwick railway station. MADAME ANNE HERZ, PROFESSOR OF SINGING Pupils received at Allan and Co. 'a, and at Orrong road, Caulfleld, 5 minutes' walk from the Elstern wick railway station. ^, MI S S HERZ, ELEMENTARY LESSONS on the PIANOFO...
THE MELBOURNE STAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
THE MELBOURNE STAGE. ? Contrary to general expectation, Ibsen's drama, ontitled A Doll's. House, proved an utter Jidneo for Messrs; Williamson, Garner nnd'Mus grove. Tho fault lay not with tho manage ment nor with the' leading lady, Miss Achuroh, nor tho general company, but rather in the fact that the piece was not in accord with the tastes of Melbourne 'playgoers. * It : had to bo with drawn after a fortnight's very indifferent run, and was replaced by the New Magdalen, in which Miss Achuroh scored a legitimate triumph. Mr. Oharrington, who accompanies this highly talented lady, is by no means a sucoess. His style is fiat and uninteresting. This was more especially demonstrated in Pygmalion and Gala tea, placed upon the stage at the Princess's as a last resource. -The result, could not bo con sidered as altogether satisfactory. . Atthe con clusion of the Achurch-Charrington season at tho Princess's, the Littlo Lord Fauntleroy Com pany were engagod, and have boon doing moderate bus...
MUSIC REVIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
||j MUSIC REVIEW ? . .... Tho following music has been received from Messrs. Glen and Co. to review. '.V '' ? The Vesper Horn.^-Song. ? Written and com posed by 'Sidney Beresford.' This is a semi nautical strain, with a chorale for a refrain. Tho latter indeed is intended for a chorus or organ obbligato, and is nothing moro than 'Gentle; Jesus, meek and mild.' To this a melody lias been added, which, where it is inde pendent, is of good effect; but .where it proceeds in octavesvwith the bass' is by no means to be commended! It is unfortunate that- the com poser should not throughout have kept the solo, melody distinct from the voice parts of hid chorus. | -; I ' ,: ?? ?.-. '''?'.???? '?'-?/.- ' Rosy Childhood, -r- Duet for,, soprano and tenor. 'VVprdu anonymous ;. composed by 0. S. M'Phcrsbn.' A clear and effective piece* of writing;) the individual voice parts are vory melodious; and thoy also blend well togethor, without i the usual interminable succession of thirds and sixths. Th...
MUSICAL JEU D'ESPRIT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
MUSICAL JEU D'ESPMT. Tho following lines were accompanied by the annexed lotter from Charles Lamb to a friend : — 'Dear — Hr» ^ ? I''1* '8 a v'8'* yesterday, and I vory ' much wished you with us. Our conversation' was principally, . as you may sup pose, on music ; and 'ho desiring me to give him my real opinion respecting tho distinct grades of excellence .in all the ominent composers of the Italian, German and English schools, I have done it, rather to'jdbligo him than from any overweening opinion I have of my own judgment ' in- that soionco. Such as it is, I submit it to hotter critics, and am, yours sincerely, C. L.' : — FREE TtHOUOHTS ON SEVERAL EMINENT ; s ? composers. Some cry up Haydn, some Mozart — Just as tho wliim bites. For my part, I do not care a farthing candle For either of them, nor for Handel, Cannot a man live f rue and easy, Without admiring Pergolesi 1 ? ??? Or thro' the world with comfort go. That never heard of Doctor Blow? . -....'.... So help me hoav'n, I har...
EVENTS OF THE MONTH. VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
EVENTS OF THE MONTH. VICTORIA. The orchestral ooncerts have continued during the past month to be given regularly twice a week, though at one time it was feared that one, ?*if''ir6t''inbre^would''Iiiivent6^bV'bihi(ted;''^TUiH'waB^ owing to the action of tho City Counuilin letting the Town Hall for the evening set apart for the orchestral concert, merely becauso they could obtain a higher price for it than that agreed upon with the orchestral committee ; aud to a similar proceeding on the part of the Exhibition Commissioners, who leased the Exhibition Building to a troupe of acrobats. The only other hall near enough town for tho purpose was tho Hibernian Hall, but on application for its use tho committee wero informed that it had already been let for Thursday evening. The difficulty was got over by Professor Miller, who had seoured it for that date, kindly postponing his lcoturo to allow - of the concert being given, and several subsequent con certs took place in the same hall. The- ...
BEN TROVATO. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
BEN TROVATO. Tho uses to which musio can be put aro apparently endless. No one would have imagined that its aid could bo required in cookery, but we learn that a Prussian composer has produced what ho terms an 'Egg Polka. ' Its purposo is eminently practical, as may. be. gathered from the following 'directions for use,' printed on tho back of eaoh copy : 'Let the polka be placed, open at tho firxt page, upon the pianoforte desk. Then drop the egg into a pipkin half full of boiling water. Set the pipkin on the fire. Then play tho polka through in strict time, as per metronome indication. On completing its last bar tho egg will be cooked to a turn — that is, its yolk will bo fluent, and its white about as yielding to the touch as a ripo plum. Those who wish thoir eggs hard sot will play the polka andante maestoso. Tho contrary offeot will bo produced by an allegro vivaco rondering of the composition.'
APHORISMS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
APHORISMS. Whatever tho relations of musio, it will never cease to bo the noblest and purest of arts. It is the nature of musio to bring beforo us, with absolute truth and reality, what othor arts only imply. Its inhoront solemnity makes it so ohasto and wonderful, that it onobles whatever comes in contaot with it. — 'Wagner. '-.''?# # * * ' ??#'.:?' Nothing is more difficult than to boar the applause of fools, and- I would willing'y be hissed if I could only reward the Bravi of an ignoramus by boxing his ears. — Weher. « * * » # The master should toaoh for the sake of teach ing, and should dovoto equal attention to the stupid and to tho intelligent pupil. — Haupt- MANN. . # # # # ♦ Nothing is moro fatal to musio than inforior masters and a degraded stage. It 'is incredible how banefioial but also how iniquitous oau be tho influonco of mastors for years, nay, for generations to oomo. — SCHUMANN. # # * * * Ye poor composers ! Beware ! It is tho oon duotor that is the most dangerous a...
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. T.G.P.— The Society of musicians of Australasia elects candidates monthly, by vote of tho mombors, after their namos have been Bubmittort to the board of directors, who docide as to their eligibility, but entirely apart from personal motives. iNQUinEO. — It is necossary for a conductor to ' have a quick and accurate oar, a keen sense of rhythm, and to bo a musician in every sense of the word. He should be ablo to read music fluently at sight, whether from an orchestral score or other wise, and be competent to writo a score as well-, as read it. Ho should be intimately acquainted with the works of tho groat masters, and thoroughly con versant with even tho mlnutost dotalls of tho com position he conducts. Without these qualifications thoro can bo no conductor, but only a boator of
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES. NOVEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES. NOVEMBER. 1st.— Vinoknzo Bellini, born 1802, Catania ; died September, 1834, Paris. Celebrated operatio composer. 2nd. — Carl DiTTEits von Dittersdorff, born 1739, Vienna ; died October, 1791, Roth lhotta, Bohemia. Composer of comic operas. 3rd.— Joseph Hellmesberger, born 1828, Vienna. Distinguished violinist. , 4th.— OAnr, Tausig, born 1841, near Warsaw ; died 1871, at Leipzig. Remarkable piano forte virtuoso. 5th.— Hans Saohs, born 1494, Ntirnbnrg; died there January, 1576. Celebrated mcister singor. Hero of Wagner's opera, Die Moistcrsinger von Nurnberg. 6th.— Joseph Rumbiei., born 1818 ; died March, 1880, London. Pianist and composer of drawjngroom music, principally known by his pianoforte arrangements. 7th. — Ignaz Bkull, born 1846, Vienna.' Pianist and operatio composer. Principal work, The Golden Cross. 8th.— Ferris Tozer, born 1857, Exoter. Good organist and composer of some ability. 9th.— J. B. Wekerlin, born 1821, Alsace. Com poser of songs and me...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
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HOW TO STUDY THE PIANOFORTE. VI [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
HOW TO STUDY THEPI AN OFORTE. » VI. After mastering a portion of the music with eaoh hand .separately both should be practised together, still disregarding any directions as to soft playing in passages presenting any difficulty of execution, in order to ensure the free and equal articulation of each note. Evon in tlie dolicato, fairy-like embellish ments that so frequently occur in tho music of Chopin this mothod of practice must bo adhered to until thoy aro thoroughly known.' Afterwards, all rnarka of expression and plirnsing should bo care fully observed, and an ondeavor inndc to dis covor tho higher meaning of tho composition, that soul of which tho musical signs only indi cato tho beautiful outward semblance. In dotor mining the exact rate of speed to bo adopted a motrononie will bo found useful. Many com posers have indicated by means of metronomic figures the oxaot tempo thoy wish to be adoptod, and most edited copies of. classical works aro supplied with thoso directions, whi...
MR. ARTHUR JOHN TOWSEY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 9 November 1889
MR. ARTHUR JOHN TOWSEY. Mr. Towsoy, whoso portrait is horo given, is tho direotor and -conductor of tho musio at tho concoits givon in coniiootion - with tho' Dunodin 'Exhibition; Ho was born at llonloy-on-Tlminos, Oxfordshire', in Juno, 1847, and at an early ago' showed a marked talont for music. At tho ago of 7 ho commoucod tho study of the piario'forto'witli'Mr. E.'U. Tliorne, tho organist, and throo years later, went to Sir F. Gore Ousolcy'a Oollogo, at Tohbury, as a prb bationor, gaining 'a 'scholarship for singing shortly' after, outitliug him' to 'froo education, board and residence in tho collogo so long as his ' boy's voice lasted. Ho subsequently studied the pianoforte and organ 'under' Sir 'John Staiucr and Mr. Langdown-Colbornc, and had the privilogo of reooiviiig lossons in harmony from Sir I7. G. Ousoley. ' On loaving the' oollogo Mi\ Towsoy studied with Mr. H. O. Doacon, of London, and hold an appointment as organist. In 1866 ho was solooted organist and choirmaster o...